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112 EXERCISES


. Give the gender of the following nouns and the rule by vvhich it is determined : animal calamitas flumen lapis navis avis caput ignis legio opus caedes eques insigne mare salus calcar finis labor miles urbs . EXERCISES First learn the special vocabulary, p. 292. I. The First Bridge over the Rhine. Salus sociorum erat semper cara Romanis. Olim Galli, amici Romanorum, multas iniurias ab Germanis qui trans flumen Rhenum vivebant acceperant. Ubi legatl ab iis ad Caesarem imperatorem Romanum venerunt et auxilium postulaverunt,

Roman! magnis itineribus ad hostium finis properaverunt. Mox ad 

ripas magni fluminis venerunt. Imperator studebat copias suas trans fluvium ducere, sed nulla via ^ poterat. NuUas navis habebat. Alta erat aqua. Imperator autem, vir clarus, numquam adversa fortuna commotus, novum consilium cepit. lussit suos^ in® lato fliimjne facere [o pontem. Numquam antea pons in Rheno visus erat. 'Hostes pbi pon- tem quem Roman! fecerant viderunt, summo terrore commoti, sine mora fugam parare inceperunt. II. I. The enemy had taken (possession of) the top of the moun- tain. 2. There were many trees on the opposite hills. 3. We pitched our camp near (ad) a beautiful spring. 4. A march through the ene- mies' country is never without danger. 5. The time of the month was suitable for the march. 6. The teeth of the monster were long. 7. When the foot soldiers* saw the blood of the captives, they began to assail the fortifications with the greatest violence.^ ^ Abl. of manner. 2 suSs^ used as a noun, his men. ^ We say bttila a bridge over; the Romans, make a bridge on. * Place first. Fifth Review, Lessons XXXVU-XLIV, §§ 517-520